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Kama’aina Deal: 50% Polynesian Cultural Center Annual Pass, through 4/30

I was reading the Yelp Weekly newsletter a while back and came across a great deal for Kama’aina at the Polynesian Cultural Center. If you bring in a printed copy of their ad (see here and scroll towards the middle) and present your local ID, you can get 50% off an annual pass to the […]

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Eating Our Way To Hilo

My disclaimer for the next post: I’m the type of person who plans my vacation around meals. I like to get suggestions from friends and family who have lived or visited there, and if all else fails, I turn to Yelp or Twitter. There’s nothing I hate more than being forced into “just grabbing something” […]

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Adventures in Kealakekua Bay

My first morning waking up in the mountains of South Kona and the stillness of the forest outside was almost overwhelming when compared with the city of Honolulu I’d left behind. Huge, stately ohia trees reached up to the sky with lush, green ferns and colored hibiscus flowers scattered throughout canopy below. A little bird […]

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Stepping back in time…

I arrived in Kona late in the evening, and I was a tad disappointed that I hadn’t thought better about timing my flight. I had done my research on which side of the plane would give me the best perspective coming into the landing (right side, I was told) and I always love that first […]

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Wine Lover’s Guide to Honolulu

While many think of beer (or sake) as the beverage of choice in Hawaii, you may be surprised to hear just how many spots there are for wine lovers in Honolulu. Wine Bars Restaurants Amuse Wine Bar – Self-service wine tastings (sold by the ounce) are accessed by a wine card purchased from the bar […]